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Jackson State picked 4th in SWAC Preseason Women's Basketball Poll

BIRMINGHAM (SWAC.org) - Southern University was picked to win the 2014-15 Southwestern Athletic Conference women's basketball title in a preseason poll of the league's head coaches and sports information directors. The announcement was made by the Southwestern Athletic Conference on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

The Lady Jaguars, last year's SWAC Regular Season Champion, has won three regular season conference championships in the last five years. Texas Southern was selected to finish second, followed by Prairie View, Jackson State and Alabama State rounding out the top five.

Prairie View A&M racked in two top preseason honors.  Jeannette Jackson was selected as the SWAC Preseason Player of the Year and Larissa Scott earned the SWAC Defensive Player of the Year honors.

The preseason first team also features guard, Jazzmin Parker (Texas Southern), forwards Jasmine Jefferson (Southern), and Ayanna-Hardy Fuller (Jackson State), along with center Morgan Simmons (Texas Southern) rounding out the squad list.
The second team includes: guards Brittney Strickland (Alabama A&M) and Sarah Williams (Texas Southern), forwards Alexus Johnson (Texas Southern) and Ashley Beals (Southern), with Larissa Scott (Prairie View) closing the selections.

2014-15 Preseason Southwestern Athletic Conference Poll
(Selected by SWAC Head Basketball Coaches and SID's)

TEAM
POINTS (FIRST Place Votes)

Southern

136
Texas Southern

131
Prairie View

130
Jackson State

102 
Alabama State

98 
Alabama A&M

68
Mississippi Valley State

65
Grambling State

63
Alcorn State

52 
Arkansas Pine Bluff

35 

2014-15 Preseason All-Southwestern Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Team 
(Selected by SWAC Head Basketball Coaches and SID's)

Preseason SWAC Player of the Year: Jeanette Jackson – Prairie View
Preseason SWAC Defensive Player of the Year: Larissa Scott – Prairie View

FIRST TEAM

Position

Player

School

Guard

Jazzmin Parker

Texas Southern

Guard

Jeanette Jackson

Prairie View A&M

Forward

Jasmine Jefferson

Southern

Forward

Ayanna – Hardy Fuller

Jackson State

Center

Morgan Simmons

Texas Southern


SECOND TEAM

Position

Player

School

Guard

Brittney Strickland

Alabama A&M

Guard

Sarah Williams

Texas Southern

Forward

Alexus Johnson

Texas Southern

Forward

Ashley Beals

Mississippi Valley State

Center

Larissa Scott

Prairie View

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